Sat 7 Aug

SAMSON TSOY & THE PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA: BRAHMS, PIANO CONCERTO NO 2

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We are excited to present the turbulent and radiant Brahms Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2, written 23 years apart and rarely performed together. These two concerts are dedicated to this special project performed by acclaimed young Russian pianist Samson Tsoy and the Philharmonia Orchestra. Concerto No 1 will be performed at 7pm and Concerto No 2 at 9pm. The performances will be conducted by Maxim Emelyanychev, an outstanding representative of the new generation of conductors.

Brahms started playing music in public as a teenager in Hamburg’s waterfront pubs. He was an outstanding pianist and the two Piano Concertos — composed in 1858 and 1881 — are therefore closest to his being, and amongst the greatest ever written. His music combines the serious and the playful, the intellectual and the visceral. His combination of musical heritage and progressive outlook makes Brahms an overwhelming, often misunderstood presence in the history of music.

Applauded for the originality and intense drama of his interpretations, pianist Samson Tsoy has performed internationally. Active both as a soloist and a collaborative musician he plays in a duo with Pavel Kolesnikov, praised as “inspiration for our dark times” (The Times).

Maxim Emelyanychev is a "superbly resourceful and stylish conductor." (Evening Standard). He is Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and has worked with many of the finest orchestras in the world. He received the Young Talent Award 2019 of the Music Section of the Critics' Circle.

The Philharmonia Orchestra is a world-class orchestra for the 21st century. With award-winning concert series, a vital community programme across the UK, and unique pioneering work in virtual reality, the Philharmonia brings orchestral music to a worldwide audience. As one of the most recorded orchestras in the world, you can hear them on everything from Avengers: Age of Ultron to the Harry Potter PlayStation games and David Attenborough's Netflix series Our Planet. The Philharmonia is led by Principal Conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali, and trailblazing multidisciplinary collective House of Absolute are Artists in Residence. The orchestra has a rare spirit, energy and optimism and we are delighted to welcome them to Bold Tendencies for the first time.

Presented by Bold Tendencies.

This is an all ages event.

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Doors open8:30 PM

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